The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sophos
Rank 75 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sophos 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +26.31%
Sophos
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
509 388 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.41% 44.09% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 211 235
Average daily rate £375 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 8 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Support
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec